Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College invites nominations and applications for the position of President.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is unique in its organizational structure. It is a joint endeavor of both the Fond du Lac Tribal Board of Directors and Minnesota State. This dual identity, though complex, provides innate strengths. It provides the local community and region an asset for workforce and economic development, and as a tribal college, it aspires to be the preferred destination for native students with an institutional identity that has academic programs focused on native history, culture, and issues.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College seeks a president who will honor the history of the tribal and community college while focusing on growing and advancing the mission of the college. The president is appointed by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees, reports to the Chancellor and has a strong partnership with the Fond du Lac Tribal College Board, as well.

Serving the community and its students since 1987, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). Situated less than 30 miles south of Duluth and less than two north of the Twin Cities, the college serves a wide and diverse student body. It provides programs that fulfill the college’s commitment to Indigenous communities, their land grant status, and the union of cultures. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is the only two-year college in Minnesota authorized to offer baccalaureate degrees.

Through a close Tribal and State partnership, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has a unique mission in providing education to the public. This unique collaboration offers all students, regardless of demographic background, the opportunity to learn in a comfortable and diverse environment. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers a postsecondary education to honor the past, for those living in the present and dreaming the future, through a spirit of respect, cooperation, and unity. The College is governed by both the Minnesota State Board of Trustees and the Fond du Lac Tribal College Board of Directors. Both entities respect the importance of the College and the education it provides.

The beautiful FDLTCC campus sits on top of a bluff in Cloquet, MN, at the north tip of Carlton County and is roughly 21 miles from Duluth, MN. The main building sits in the middle of a 38-acre former tree farm of majestic red pines. The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee offices are approximately five miles away from the college.

With 26 community and technical colleges and seven state universities on 54 campuses, Minnesota State serves nearly two-thirds of the entire state’s undergraduate student population, and we serve more Black, Indigenous, and students of color than all higher education providers in the state, combined.

We are committed to equitable outcomes for all our students, and in 2019 committed to eliminating educational equity gaps at every Minnesota State college and university by the year 2030. Achieving this goal, called Equity 2030, is a moral imperative, and an economic imperative for our state as our population continues to grow more diverse, and will ensure Minnesota has the workforce it needs for generations to come. We are working toward meeting our Equity 2030 goal through hard work, robust data analysis, targeted programs to improve outcomes, and partnerships with community organizations, employers, and the state legislature.

The next president will have proven experience engaging, supporting, and promoting tribal colleges, Native students, and Native education. They will have a reputation as a leader that has provided vision and strategic direction for the candidate’s college, and community, and will contribute to the enhancement of the Minnesota State system. As well as a commitment to engaging faculty and staff to provide opportunities for growth and professional development. An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

ACCT Search is assisting Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in this search. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than April 7, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected.

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Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
  2. A current résumé including an email address and cellular telephone number.
  3. A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

For additional information, nominations, or confidential inquiries please contact:

Cindy Lopez
Search Consultant


Julie Golder, J.D.
Vice President of Search Services
202-384-5816 (mobile)
202-775-4466 (office)

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. A member of Minnesota State, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium

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